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KickBeat trailer shows you how to fight to the beat of your own drum

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KickBeat, the upcoming rhythm-based fighting game from Zen Pinball developer Zen Studios, will let you import any music and set up fighting sequences based on it, as demonstrated in its latest trailer.

Fighting to the song of your choice in KickBeat requires a simple four-step process: Select a track from the library on your PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita; tap the triangle button to "find the rhythm" for yourself; keep tapping it to set the rhythm; and make sure the game has properly assessed the song's rhythm. KickBeat's Track Generator will then put together a fight choreographed to that song, and you'll be good to go — using music in KickBeat appears to be almost as easy as it is in Dylan Fitterer's Audiosurf.

If you don't have music you'd like to use, KickBeat will ship with 18 licensed tracks from artists such as Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and Papa Roach. It will be available Sept. 3 for $9.99 as a Cross Buy title on PS3 and PS Vita, and will be discounted for PlayStation Plus users as part of Sony's Summer Select promotion. PAX Prime attendees will be able to play KickBeat at Sony's booth.